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Former Tribe Great Ann Ekberg Saunders '03 Elected to W&M Athletics Hall of Fame
Updated: Monday 11/26/2013 (ET)
by Jacob Skipper
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Ann Ekberg Saunders '03 ended her career as a key cog in one of the field hockey program's most successful eras, and this spring she will take her place among the top athletes in Tribe history when she is inducted into the William and Mary Athletics Hall of Fame.

The Class of 2014 consists of 10 former Tribe legends, including Ashleigh Akens Rabe '94 (Women's Basketball), David Corley, Jr. '03 (Football), Ann Ekberg Saunders '03 (Field Hockey), Debbie Hill (Head Volleyball Coach), Tracey Leinbach '81 (Women's Golf), Carrie Moore '99 (Women's Soccer), Billy Owens '95 (Men's Soccer), Lisa Rayner '96 (Women's Track and Field), Trevor Spracklin '01 (Men's Tennis), and Dan Stimson (Director of Track and Field/Cross Country).

The event is scheduled to take place April 12, 2014 at the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center.  Please contact Meagan Bedsaul in the Tribe Club's Special events office for more information at either 757-221-3365 or

Ekberg was part of Tribe field hockey's most successful run during the modern (NCAA era), helping W&M to its first two NCAA Appearances and an overall record of 49-32 (15-6 in the CAA).  Individually, she was named a second-team All-American in 2002, the first field hockey player so honored since 1990 for the Tribe.  She was also a two-time All-Region team member, three times named All-CAA, and was the 1999 CAA Rookie of the Year.

Statistically, Ekberg wrapped up her career tied for third all-time at W&M with 120 points, on 54 goals and 12 assists.  She also ranked fourth in goals scored, third in game-winning goals (13), and third in games played (80).  Her 2002 senior campaign netted 51 points, third-best all-time, including 23 goals (third) and five game-winners (third).  Her scoring that year ranked among the top-five in the NCAA.  Ekberg also had four hat-tricks in 2002, second-most in a season and also second-most in a career at W&M.

W&M Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014
Ashleigh Akens Rabe
Class of 1994
David Corley, Jr.
Class of 2003
Ann Ekberg Saunders
Class of 2003
Field Hockey
Debbie Hill

Tracey Leinbach
Class of 1981
Carrie Moore
Class of 1999
Billy Owens
Class of 1995
Lisa Rayner
Class of 1996
Track and Field
Trevor Spracklin
Class of 2001
Dan Stimson


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